What a day! It was my first day out in the community chasing the fun and I can’t wait to get back out there! What an amazing city this is, full of people to meet, places to go and things to do.
The first stop on today’s agenda was out in Pineview for the Snowfrolics kick off pancake breakfast. When I got there a line up had already formed out the door! I began chatting with a wonderful woman named Judy, who helps out every year. She explained that in years past they held two pancake breakfasts. However, this year they opted for just the one day because they couldn’t get enough volunteers to operate the kitchen on Saturday and Sunday. So this year there was one giant breakfast that filled the entire hall! In fact, more people came than they had anticipated, to the point that volunteers were running home to grab boxes of Aunt Jemima mix to feed the hungry tummies waiting in line. Judy also explained to me that it’s usually the same crowd every year. Many of the guests are seniors and bring their whole families including gaggles of enthusiastic grandkids. The atmosphere was bustling, chatter filled the room and the syrup was flowing!
Next up on the events list was Sno-Pitch which is right across the street at the baseball diamonds on the corner of Bendixson and Pooley. Participates took their places on the fields to play baseball on what was practically a sheet of ice. In years past the ground had been covered in fresh, fluffy snow, but not this year. Everyone was running, falling, sliding and slipping around the bases and it made for a very entertaining afternoon. There will be more Sno-Pitch tomorrow and next weekend there will be snowshoe volleyball. If sports in the cold isn’t your forté, Snowfrolics also offers things like bingo night, a beer garden and an adult dance! I’ll list their Facebook page in case you’d like to mark down events on your calendars.
I left Pineview on a mission. I was hungry and I wanted to check out one of the restaurants participating in the Kiwanis AleFest. Since I’m the new kid on the block, I hadn’t tried any of the restaurants yet so I decided on the Twisted Cork. Holy moly was it amazing! Wonderful service, delicious food and a super cozy atmosphere. What’s not to love? I ordered the “Pick 4” lunch special and enjoyed some crab cakes, coconut curry winter vegetable soup, a spinach salad with strawberries and almonds and a little crème brûlée for dessert. Very decadent, but worth it. As I mentioned, they’re participating in AleFest so if you’re looking for something to do tonight, I would highly recommend enjoying some tasty food and the festival.
Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for the bright yellow vehicle and me in the matching jacket. I’ll be back out in the community and have some pretty awesome give-aways to hand out so if you see me, make sure you say hello!
Here are some photos of today’s adventures